The teaching game

Games - I love 'em and I use them in my classroom in every way I can.

Don't be dismissive of games or underestimate their value. The resultant effect of these light-hearted activities may have more than just the 'learning' benefits.


The Ideal Student

What qualities and characteristics make the perfect student

This blog doesn't focus on teachers and how to achieve near-perfection, but on what the ideal student would be like. Let's keep in mind though that nobody's perfect and that most teachers would probably be over the moon if only a slight majority of students showed some of the traits mentioned


The Ideal Teacher

What makes the perfect teacher in the Thailand EFL classroom?

Let me point out that this list is based more on personal experience than large-scale research. Also, while most qualities on the list are probably appreciated worldwide, some are considered particularly important in the Land of Smiles.


Making students love English

Some activities that I guarantee keep students interested and wanting more!

I have successfully made my English room a good resource for learning English, a time for fun, where boredom has no place.


Class control

Tips on how to make your kids classes go smoothly

You need to know how to control kids better than they know how to control you. The way you control any class depends on what size class you have and also on the age of the children, but here are some tips on how to keep your class together.


Teacher talking time

What happens if the teacher does a lot of talking in the classroom?

As an English teacher, when I teach, I see to it that my students do more of the talking in class rather than I doing it because I am already good in the language.


Writing activities

Some fun-filled, challenging activities to get your students writing.

Some activities may not be applicable to your students but with creativity, you can modify them to suit your students' levels and needs.


In praise of school activities

School activities and the real business of education

It can be pretty frustrating when classes are cancelled and students go missing for activities and pre-activity preparations.


Learning from young adults

Students enjoy interacting with surprise school guests

In utilizing community resources to enrich grade school students' learning, educators often invite religious leaders, parents and other professionals to speak to students in their schools for they believe these people have a lot of experiences to share.


Beauty's only skin deep

Young, good-looking teachers don't always have the upper hand you know

If you're not a handsome, beautiful-looking teacher, you may want to look away now. The latest Twitter craze among Asian academic students is to share photos of their gorgeous new English teacher on-line and show the world how lucky they are.

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